The new model was caught while on a promotional shoot on the famous Place de la Concorde in Paris, one of the most photographed locations in the world.
Inspired by the Metropolis concept from the Shanghai world expo in 2010, the new DS9 will be the flagship model for Citroen’s expanded DS line-up.
Citroen boss Frederic Banzet confirmed to Autocar at the Geneva motor show earlier this month that 2012 would mark the “internationalisation” of the DS brand. To that end, the firm was planning to launch three new DS models created initially for China alongside a worldwide rollout of its existing DS3, DS4, and DS5.
The DS9 will be the first of these three new DS models to reach production, tipped by insiders to be by the end of 2013. The DS6 name has previously been floated for this flagship, but the concept features a ‘9’ in its rear numberplate. Giving it the DS9 badge also allows Citroen plenty of breathing space between the DS5 and DS9 to launch other DS models.